Free Miscellaneous Trivia

 

When the sport of basketball was first invented, the game was played with a soccer ball.

The Republican Party is often referred to as the GOP, that stands for Grand Old Party.

On a standard telephone keypad, the letters T, U, and V are matched to the number 8.

The City of Hollywood was founded by a temperance society and only non-drinkers were allowed to live there.

A V8 engine is shaped like a "V" and has eight cylinders.

Manhole covers are round because that way they can not fall through the hole.

All insects have 3 pairs of legs.

Cockroaches can live several weeks without a head.

Polar Bears have black skin.

Lady Godiva rode naked on a horse through the streets of Coventry to persuade her husband, Earl of Mercia, to reduce oppressive taxes.

Human sneeze particles have been clocked at more than 100 miles per hour.

Jonas Grumby was the name of the skipper on Gilligan's Island.

According to Ms. Post, if a soup bowl has two handles, you may use both hands to raise it delicately to your mouth.

Despite being one of the most successful touring bands in history, the Dead's only top ten single was 1987's "Touch of Grey".

Toni Morrison won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her novel "Beloved", which Opra Winfrey made into a movie in 1998.

Contrary to its name, the Cubist art movement was not founded in Cuba, it originated in Paris in the early 20th century.

Electric eels can discharge with enough power to kill a horse, or you.

When facing forward on a ship, starboard is always to the right.

The wingspan of a Boeing 747 is longer than the Wright brothers' historic first flight.